Thursday, December 09, 2010
COP-16 Climate Change Delegates Sign Petition to Ban Dihydrogen Monoxide
The oh so scientifically literate believers in global warming have just proved that they'll believe nearly anything that comes packaged in the right kind of scientific sounding jargon. At the UN sponsored COP 16 (confluence of Parties) conference being held in Cancun, Mexico this week, a group of students who are members of CFACT (Center For A Constructive Tomorrow) created a mock petition advocating a ban on dihydrogen monoxide (DHMO). You may know it better by its chemical formula shorthand, H2O. Conference delegates were apparently quite eager to sign it. Yes, these geniuses really did sign a petition to ban water.
The CFACT students also circulated a mock petition to encourage the UN to damage the US by imposing tariffs intended to lower US GDP by 6% over ten years unless it signs a treaty on global warming. Again, it sounds as if everyone asked was eager to sign.
It wasn't all mischief though The CFACT group also organized a little tour to the other side of Cancun, to see what living with energy poverty was really like. Hopefully, rubbing a few smug, sanctimonious noses in that reality will make a few of them question their cause.
Read them all (and there's a Penn & Teller video at the first link)